Tilbury Manor is one of eight long-term care homes across Ontario that has formally committed to improving the quality of life and care for residents by working towards becoming a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO).
As part of this initiative, Tilbury Manor will implement and evaluate multiple nursing best practice guidelines (BPG) over the next three years.
BPGs are evidence-based resources created by the RNAO to offer the best possible care. As part of this program, Tilbury Manor will implement a minimum of three BPGs, which include Promoting Safety: Alternative Approaches to the use of Restraints; Caregiving Strategies for the Older Adults with Delirium, Dementia, and Depression; and Risk Assessment and Management of Pressure Injuries for the Interprofessional Team.
“The Long-Term Care BPSO is one of the most effective strategies available to help nurses and others use the best research in their care,” says Irmajean Bajnok, director of the International Affairs and Best Practice Guidelines (IABPG) Centre at RNAO. “We congratulate these eight organizations and will work with all their staff to help them provide the highest quality of care to their residents.”
Sara Le, director of resident care at Tilbury Manor and RNAO BPSO lead, also added “We are so honored to be able to work towards this prestigious designation. Together, Tilbury Manor and RNAO have enhanced the care services and life enrichment for our residents. We are committed to further improving quality through evidence-based care and becoming a leading LTC home in care excellence.”